UniDiversity Festival celebrates Latin American and Caribbean culturesSep 22, 2010
Miami University's annual UniDiversity festival, celebrating Latin American and Caribbean cultures, will be held 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Uptown Parks in Oxford.
Music, dance, food, arts and crafts, children’s activities and
information booths featuring the peoples and cultures that are emerging
as the largest minority group in the United States are all part of the
- Silly Safari petting zoo;
- El Corazon de Mexico dance troupe;
- Orquesta Kandela, an all-female 12-piece Latin band;
- Orquesta Bravo, salsa band.
The festival is part of a series of events at Miami planned to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.
Miami is committed to strengthening the academic and professional success and leadership of its Hispanic/Latino students: Miami’s Latino student graduation rate ranks first among all Ohio universities, and Miami has graduated the second most Latino students of all Ohio public universities.
The UniDiversity Festival is co-sponsored by Miami’s Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) and the office of diversity affairs with support from many other campus organizations, the Oxford Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Talawanda School District.
The Uptown Parks in Oxford are located at the intersection of High and Main streets. For more information contact Juanita Tate, director of divisional diversity initiatives, at 529-5656, or Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, assistant director, CAWC, at 529-6518.